Spring has sprung in Cleveland and its outdoor concert season! Soul singer and musician Leon Bridges is kicking off a spring and summer of shows in at Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica on Sunday May 5th.
Bridges will be joined throughout the tour by a pretty impressive lineup of support acts, including “The Late Show” bandleader and showman extraordinaire Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Chillhouse singer Masego and fellow Texans in psychedelia rockers Khruangbin, who’ll be heading out on their own North American headlining trek this spring.
The 28 year old singer, songwriter honed his talent performing in and around his native Fort Worth, Texas, at open mic nights. Leon attracted industry attention when the venerable music and culture site Gorilla-vs-Bear posted uploads of analog recordings produced by Niles City Sound’s Josh Block and Austin Jenkins. Signed to Columbia Records, Bridges’ first singles, including a rich ballad written about his mother, appeared in February 2015 with a sound that evoked classic R&B and soul.
The soulful R&B and bluesy-pop singer has been one of the brighter arrivals onto the commercial scene since his Grammy-nominated debut “Coming Home” album arrived back in 2015. The album was released in the summer of 2015 and has been referred to as a 2015 “Album to Look Forward to From Texans” by The New York Times.
Bridges’ 2018 release “Good Thing” received generally positive reviews from critics and debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200. The album was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Its single “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” won a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Tickets for Bridges’ Cleveland show are on sale now and can be purchased RIGHT HERE.